CSXT4500 (suspended from being reported). - Currently in the shops (unknown if going to be scraped). If seen out of Huntington please contact support and let us know if the locomotive is still wearing "Spirit of Cumberland".
Added - CSXT 3194 - Spirit of Our Law Enforcement
NS OCS is on the move and reporting is now unlocked for the NS F units
Removed - CSXT 3010 - Gainesville Midland Emblem - No longer has the sticker on either side of the locomotive
Added - CN 3881 - 100th Anniversary
Removed - BNSF 3122 - BN Paint
Removed - BNSF 3037 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - KCSM 4528-4574 - AC4400CWs - KCS Grey
Added - AMTK 712 - Phase III Empire Service
Added - BNSF 3122 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1964 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1953 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1832 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1870 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 2122 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 6463 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1458 - BN Paint
NS F Units can be reported today as they'll be on the move.
Added - BNSF 948 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 927 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 188 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 2826 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 928 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 931 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - CN 3221 - 100th Anniversary
For those with Android devices with premium membership.
If your Android device receives the new Android OS (v9 - "Pie") the HeritageUnits app background notification service will be "paused" by the operating system as Android is attempting to prolong device batteries.
I'll be working on an update to the Android app to address this to have it operational again. I give you the ability to set "how frequent" to check the server and thus you have control over how much processing time your device uses. Although reality our app uses "minimal" cpu clock time so battery usage is usually not an issue.
Added - BNSF 1659 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1652 - BN Paint
Just pushed out version 2.7 for Android. Should be available within 24 hours to compatible devices.
Added - IC 6251 - CN - Illinois Central Paint
100+ modifications to the train symbol database over the past week. The train symbol database is only accessible from our iOS / Android apps where you can search symbols, origin/destinations, frequency, etc. We have a dedicated team of moderators who only focus on handling the train database.
Reactivated UP 9771 (CNW). Was spotted in Denver on 5/27/2019.
Added - BNSF 2186 - BN Paint
Added - UP 1413 - SP Paint
Added - BNSF 1915 - BN Paint
Added - CN 3115-3116, 3119-3123 - CN 100th Anniversary. We've created specific sub category under special interests for these locomotives so they can be grouped together. This allows you to hide/show/alert them based on your configuration.
Added - UP 1111 - Powered by Our People. Currently at Coffeyville, KS coupled with UP4141 ( GEORGE HW BUSH )
Removed - BNSF 3033 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - CN 3147 - 100 Anniversary
Added - CN 3191 - 100 Anniversary
Removed - SOO 4429 - SOO Paint
Added - CSXT 1776 - Spirit of our Armed Forces - Read more at Trains.com (link)
Added - CSXT 911 - Spirit of our First Responders - Read more at Trains.com (link)
I was hoping to run the new SMS vendor for a month but it came apparent within a few days that the cost was going to become an issue. Note that less than 1% of users actually use this feature.
Thus, to receive SMS notifications directly from the server it will require a premium membership to cover the cost of this service. If you previously had SMS notifications setup I've granted you temporary premium membership until 5/31/2019.
Added - CN 3150 - 100 Anniversary
Removed - SOO 2010, SOO 4601, SOO 4603
Swapped out our code for sending SMS notifications for near by locomotives (setup via Website > Profile > Notifications).
Previously we utilized a free way of sending SMS messages but that has been proving to be unreliable over the past year. With this new vendor; they charge $ per SMS per phone number. With this extra cost we'll be monitoring the expense over the next month and may have to lock down the feature to paid accounts only and/or throttle free accounts.
Added - BNSF 1457 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1472 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1640 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Fixed the "Report Photo" button on the web UI.
Removed - NS 4630 - Operation Lifesaver - Being rebuilt to a GP34ECO
If you experienced any server errors or slow down between 1-1:30PM EST today it was due to our server being patched. All should be resolved but we'll be keeping a close eye on it.
Added - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 3185 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Resolved an extremely rare issue where an extra dot "." could appear within URLs making them invalid. This only occurred if the server would send you an email with a link within it (notifications, user registrations, etc.).
Added - AMTK 713 - Phase III Empire Service
Removed - BNSF 528 - ATSF Warbonnet
Removed - BNSF 3178 - ATSF Bluebonnet
AMTK145 is reportable again as it has been spotted out of Beech Grove
Added - BNSF 3173 - ATSF Bluebonnet
CSXT576 (NCSTL Emblem) was renumbered back to CSXT527 and has been confirmed by video and photos. The number 576 was temporary for only a one day event in Nashville yesterday.
We've renumbered the unit and leaving it on the site as we've been informed the unit still has the NCSTL Emblem on it.
Suspended reporting on AMTK42 as it's used for training at the Beech Grove facility (News Link)